In what is perhaps one of the most significant gaming leaks in recent memory, images and videos from the long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Grand Theft Auto V have surfaced online. Here’s everything we know about the leaked footage so far.
Close to 100 photos and videos of the unfinished game were posted on GTAForums by a user who claimed to have obtained the content by hacking Rockstar’s Slack channel and gaining access to their servers.
The leak confirms a long-awaited playable female protagonist and that it’s again set in the infamous fictional Vice City.
The post was quickly removed; however, the images and videos had already been shared across social media by that point, with many questioning its legitimacy. Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games‘ parent company, has been issuing copyright takedowns to remove the footage from YouTube and Twitter.
To add insult to injury, the hacker has threatened to publish the source code for Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto VI, as well as the in-development version of GTA VI, if Rockstar doesn’t negotiate a deal with them.
Sources close to Rockstar Games have confirmed that the footage is over a year old and is an early-stage game build.
The developer confirmed the leak in the following official statement.
The game has no set release date yet, but many are predicting 2024-2025.